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General Information

Name:  Edward Glaeser  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;


-- Edward Glaeser on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Edward received his received his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago in 1992.

Biographical and Professional Information

Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He studies the economics of cities, housing, segregation, obesity, crime, innovation, and other subjects, and writes about many of these issues for Economix. He serves as the director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. He is also a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute

Published Works

  • Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference (With Alberto Alisina), Oxford University Press, 2006
  • The Governance of Not-for-Profit Organizations , University of Chicago Press, 2006
  • Rethinking Federal Housing Policy(With Joseph Gyourko), Aei Press, 2008
  • Cities, Agglomeration, and Spatial Equilibrium, Oxford University Press, 2008
  • Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier , Penguin Press, 2011

Selected Titles At Your Library

Fighting poverty in the US and Europe :
ISBN: 0199286108. OCLC Number:

Oxford University Press,. Oxford :. 2004.

As events highlight deep divisions in attitudes between America and Europe, this is a very timely study of different approaches to the problems of domestic inequality and poverty. Based on careful and systematic analysis of national data, the authors describe just how different the two continents are in the level of their State engagement in the redistribution of income. They go through various possible economic explanations for the difference, including different levels of pre-tax income, openness, and social mobility; they survey politico-historical differences such as the varying physical size of nations, their electoral and legal systems, and the character of their political parties, as well as their experiences of war; and they examine sociological explanations which include different attitudes to the poor and notions of social responsibility, as well as, most importantly, attitudes to race. They calculate that attitudes to race explain half the observed difference in levels of public redistribution of income.

The governance of not-for-profit organizations /
ISBN: 0226297888. OCLC Number:

University of Chicago Press,. Chicago ;. 2006.

Not-for-profit organizations play a critical role in the American economy. In health care, education, culture, and religion, we trust not-for-profit firms to serve the interests of their donors, customers, employees, and society at large. We know that such firms don't try to maximize profits, but what do they maximize?This book attempts to answer that question, assembling leading experts on the economics of the not-for-profit sector to examine the problems of the health care industry, art museums, universities, and even the medieval church. Contributors look at a number of different aspects of.

Rethinking federal housing policy :
ISBN: 0844742732. OCLC Number:

AEI Press,. Washington, D.C. :. 2008.

Cities, agglomeration, and spatial equilibrium /
ISBN: 019929044X. OCLC Number:

Oxford University Press,. Oxford :. ©2008.

Using a series of simple models and economic theory, Glaeser illustrates the primary features of urban economics including the concepts of spatial equilibrium and agglomeration economies.

Triumph of the city :
ISBN: 159420277X. OCLC Number:

Penguin Press,. New York :. 2011.

A pioneering urban economist offers fascinating, even inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest invention and our best hope for the future.

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